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Top 6 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Lease Accounting Plan

2018-11-20T16:54:33+00:00November 20th, 2018|NOT-FOR-PROFITS|

Ever since the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announced new lease accounting standards in 2016, businesses have worked to understand their responsibilities under the revised rules. The new rules apply to all companies. Nonpublic companies must comply starting with financial reports issued on or after December 15, 2019. While this deadline might feel like it’s [...]

The FASB Clarifies How Nonprofits Should Account for Contributions

2018-11-20T12:31:37+00:00November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-08, titled Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made, was released by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on June 21. It clears up some of the more ambiguous facets of the new revenue recognition model that will go into effect for most nonprofits at [...]

The Continued Importance of Risk Assessment for Financial Institutions

2018-11-20T10:48:39+00:00November 20th, 2018|FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS|

Prevailing FFIEC guidance indicates the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) risk assessment is fundamental to achieving an effective risk-based BSA/AML compliance program. In fact, the FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual emphasizes that examiners evaluate the financial institution’s risk assessment as part of the planning and scoping phase of the examination. In essence, the BSA/AML risk [...]

Top 10 Employee Fraud Myths and How They Put Small Businesses at Risk

2018-11-15T12:49:07+00:00November 15th, 2018|FORENSICS|

Employee fraud is never an easy topic to discuss, but it’s especially hard to talk about with the owners of small businesses, where employees often feel more like family. While it’s counterproductive to spend every day looking at your employees and wondering who is stealing from you, implementing checks and balances on your employees can [...]

Hurricane Michael and Florida Residential Associations

2018-11-15T16:46:56+00:00November 14th, 2018|DISASTER RECOVERY|

On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael and its 155 mph winds changed life forever in Northwest Florida. Residents of Bay County and Gulf County suffered the worst, with catastrophic damage as a result of the extreme winds and storm surge. Many of these residents live in condominium and homeowner associations, which suffered damage along [...]

CRI MONTGOMERY: Home Builders Association of Alabama

2018-11-08T08:27:46+00:00November 8th, 2018|Around Town|

CRI Managers Kyle Simpler and Rebecca Graham will be speaking at the Home Builders Association of Alabama Annual Convention on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa. Topics of discussion will include a broad overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

The Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Audit Revisited

2018-11-15T15:20:55+00:00November 5th, 2018|FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS|

The challenges of BSA/AML compliance continue to evolve for financial institutions as they seek to meet heightened regulatory expectations in areas such as Customer Due Diligence (CDD) or in automating monitoring processes, all while effectively managing the associated cost of ongoing compliance. In the meantime, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) notes continued diligence in [...]

CRI CLOVIS – JACK KIRKLAND: Agriculture Tax Issues Course

2018-11-01T17:25:00+00:00November 1st, 2018|Around Town|

CRI Partner Jack Kirkland is presenting the Texas Extension Education Foundation's Agriculture Tax Issues Course for CPE credit during the coming weeks. Topics covered include prepaid farm expenses and deposits, demolishing a farmstead, farm depreciation, and more.

Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Proudly Welcomes New Partner, Kelly Jones

2018-11-12T15:42:17+00:00October 24th, 2018|PRESS RELEASES|

ENTERPRISE, Ala. - Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) is honored to welcome Kelly Jones to the CRI family. Kelly joins CRI with over 20 years of experience working with a number of healthcare providers that range from small Critical Access Hospitals to large health systems. He specializes in hospital reimbursement advisory services, Medicare Cost Report Filings [...]

Opportunity Zones are Knocking: Should You Answer?

2018-11-12T15:42:18+00:00October 24th, 2018|TAX REFORM: BUSINESS TAX|

Investment returns often reward the patient investor. And now, the federal government is doing the same. A provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) sets up an incentive program for investors who are willing to take a chance on long-term investments in economically depressed areas. The U.S. Treasury Department and IRS recently issued [...]

Tax Reform Expands Availability of Small Business Tax Breaks

2018-11-12T15:42:19+00:00October 23rd, 2018|SMALL BUSINESS, TAX REFORM: BUSINESS TAX|

2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was filled with headline-grabbing changes like lower tax rates for corporations and individuals, a 20% deduction for qualified income from pass-throughs, and the elimination of the corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT). But the TCJA also included some fairly generous gifts in the form of expanded availability of existing [...]

A Helping Hand in Grants Management

2018-11-12T15:42:19+00:00October 19th, 2018|GOVERNMENTS|

The literature is out there; many agencies have published guides on grants management. For example, this website from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services does an exceptional job in laying out what your organization needs to do both before and after an award. Yet, due to changing requirements, increased oversight, budget cuts, and [...]

CRI ENTERPRISE – TOMMIE SINGLETON: Understanding & Combating Cyberfraud

2018-10-15T16:45:05+00:00October 15th, 2018|Around Town|

CRI Partner Tommie Singleton will be participating in a Women in Public Finance panel for Q&A on the topic of Understanding and Combating Cyberfraud. Tommie will be discussing some of the legal issues for breaches and how to asses cyber threat risks for a particular entity.

Hurricane Michael Tax Filing Deadline Updates

2018-11-12T15:42:20+00:00October 12th, 2018|DISASTER RECOVERY|

Last Updated: October 15, 2018 2:45 PM We hope that our clients and friends have remained safe during this significant weather event. Our thoughts are with all of those who have been affected during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Our Marianna, Panama City, Panama City Beach, and Tallahassee offices are all still closed [...]

IRS Clarifies Deductibility of Business Meals

2018-11-12T15:42:22+00:00October 4th, 2018|BUSINESS TAX, INDIVIDUAL TAX, Uncategorized|

The IRS has issued a notice 2018-76 to clarify the deductibility of business meals and entertainment in light of changes enacted last year as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The IRS explains that taxpayers may continue to deduct 50 percent of the cost of business meals if the taxpayer (or an [...]

CRI ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Society of CPAs Women to Watch

2018-10-01T15:41:11+00:00October 1st, 2018|Around Town|

The New Mexico Society of CPAs has selected the 2018 Outstanding Members and Women to Watch. CRI Partner Amy Cherne will be honored with the Woman to Watch, Experienced Leader award. CRI Manager Gwen Mansfield-Vogt will be honored with the Woman to Watch, Emerging Leader award. These awards will be presented at the Pride in the [...]

CRI ALBUQUERQUE: Locker #505 Hoodie Drive

2018-11-12T15:42:22+00:00September 28th, 2018|Around Town|

Join the Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Albuquerque office in a community collection of new and slightly-used hoodies and coats to benefit students in need during the new school year and coming winter months! These donations will be given to Locker #505, a non-profit organization that serves Albuquerque children. Donations can be dropped off at: [...]

CRI BRADENTON – BYRON SHINN: University of South Florida Presidential Search Committee

2018-09-26T10:10:39+00:00September 26th, 2018|Around Town|

CRI Partner Byron Shinn will serve among other prominent Gulf Coast business-people on the Presidential Search Committee for the University of South Florida. Read more on the Florida Business Observer.

CRI ATLANTA – DOUG MIMS: Georgia Bankers Association Bank Accountant Conference

2018-09-25T19:48:28+00:00September 25th, 2018|Around Town|

CRI Partner Doug Mims will be speaking at the Georgia Bankers Association Bank Accountant Conference on October 1, 2018. He will be participating in the Bank Accountants Breakfast Meeting and Hot Topics Discussion.